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Most Recent Offshore Oil Rigs & Vessels

Prosafe prepares to receive new accommodation vessels

Prosafe expects to take delivery during 4Q of the newbuild accommodation support vessel Safe Boreas from Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. 

Bumi Armada to supply Madura BD floater

Husky-CNOOC Madura has issued a letter of intent to Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Ltd. for a leased FPSO.

Ampelmann, TSG Marine design new motion-compensation offshore lift

On Aug. 20, in a refurbishment program to upgrade lifeboats on offshore platforms, Ampelmann completed a second successful re-installation using its full motion compensation technology.

Bualuang FSO in operation offshore Thailand

Salamander Energy says first oil has been stored in the newly converted FSO Suksan Salamander that serves the Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand.

Damen completes antiroll retrofits on GulfMark PSVs

Shipdock Amsterdam has completed the retrofit of two antiroll tanks onto GulfMark UK’s Highland Defender and Highland Guardian platform supply vessels. The work was carried out within one location as a complete turnkey package by two Damen Shipyards subsidiaries. 

FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba leaves yard for presalt Santos basin

On Aug. 16, the Schahin–Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.

Harkand secures Apache North Sea master service agreement

Harkand has received a contract to support Apache with inspection, repair, and maintenance work (IRM), as well as light construction across its assets in the North Sea.

 

Next-generation stimulation vessels meet today's performance demands

Today's preferred method of offshore vessel-based stimulation involves multi-zone treatments of horizontal wells -- a technology first perfected in the North Sea. A vessel operating in the modern market must perform large-volume, low-rate matrix acid treatments, high-rate Paccaloni-style matrix acid treatments, acid fracturing, and high-concentration proppant fracturing. Furthermore, a vessel must be able to perform treatments at a rate of at least 60 bbl/min.

First modular drilling rig designed for North Sea P&A operations

Archer's modular rig is designed for swift assembly on most offshore platforms, typically over a period of up to three weeks, using the platform's cranes. Once assembled, the rig can undertake most standard tasks ranging from top hole to cased hole drilling, managed pressure drilling, through tubing rotary drilling, coiled tubing/e-line/slickline intervention, and P&A workover. However, it is lighter and more compact than existing modular or platform rig options, according to the company, and therefore easier to accommodate on the space-constrained decks of most of the older North Sea installations.

Large Shell Prelude turret piece sets sail for Samsung

The largest single piece of the mooring turret for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia is on its way from Dubai to the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

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